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V8 Supercar drivers visit the Mater hospital

Summit Fleet Leasing and Management along with Brad Jones Racing V8 supercar drivers Jason Bright, Fabian Coulthard and Dale Wood injected some fun into their busy schedules this month and spent a morning racing young Mater patients via video game.

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V8 race car driver Jason Bright said the drivers had been visiting Mater for the last few years.

“I imagine being stuck in hospital is tough and it’s great to have a distraction. Hopefully our visit brings a bit of happiness during the hard times,” he said.

Mater Foundation Chief Executive Officer Nigel Harris said he was thrilled to have the drivers visit.

“Patients utilising the Mater Young Adult Health Centre often have chronic conditions which can mean they spend anywhere from hours to months in hospital so it’s great to have special opportunities outside normal hospital visits” Mr Harris said.

“Mater Foundation is very thankful for the generous donation made by Summit Fleet as their funds will go towards volunteer services and advancing medical research at Mater.”

V8 race-car driver Fabian Coulthard said he loved to meet the children.

“We always love to meet the patients and hopefully put a smile on their faces,” he said.

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Speaking with one of the in-patients, he was thrilled as he’s been in hospital for a few weeks and said it was the most social conversation he’s had in ages! He was also super excited to play Xbox with the drivers.

Summit Fleet Leasing and Management have supported Mater through providing vehicles for volunteer services, Mater research and more than $50,000 in financial support over recent years.

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